2022 Religious Days of Observance Calendar

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion and the Office of the Chaplain would like for students, faculty, and staff to be aware of a broad range of religious observances.

Faculty should consider the manner in which holy days might impact student class attendance or their ability to complete assignments on respective due dates. Administrative and Academic Units, as well as Student Organizations, should consider holy days when scheduling department-wide or university-wide events and programming.

Students interested in holy day accommodations for class and lab assignments, attendance, or athletic practice/competition should contact faculty or coaches well in advance with such requests. Students can utilize the Religious Holy Day Accommodation Email Template to reach out to faculty, staff, or coaches, etc.

Below is a list of holy days observed by many students, staff, and faculty members in our community. You can find detailed descriptions of the Holy Days here. This list, though exhaustive in its inclusion of traditions represented on our campus, is not complete. Consequently, please direct suggestions for accommodations to the Chaplain’s Office.


2022 Date(s)Holiday Faith
January 7Feast of the Nativity**Orthodox Christian
January 18Buddhist New YearBuddhism
January 10Bodhi DayBuddhism
February 1Lunar New YearBuddhism
March 2Ash WednesdayChristian
March 2-April 14LentChristian
March 19HoliHinduism/Sikhism/Buddhism/Jainism
April 1-30*RamadanIslamic
April 10Palm SundayChristian
April 15Good/Holy Friday**Christian
April 15-April 23*Passover (Pesach)**Judaism
April 17Easter**Christian
April 24Pascha**Orthodox Christian
April 27-28*Yom HaShoahJudaism
May 2-3*Eid-al-Fitr**Islamic
May 6Vesak (Buddha Day)Buddhism
June 4-6*ShavuotJudaism
June 21 Summer SolsticeTraditions across the world
July 9-13*Eid al-Adha**Islamic
August 7-8*Ashura**Islamic
August 15Feast of AssumptionRoman Catholic
September 25-27*Rosh Hashanah **Judaism
September 26-5NavaratiHinduism
October 4-5*Yom Kippur**Judaism
October 9-16*SukkotJudaism
October 9-November 8KathinTheravada Buddhist
October 24DiwaliHinduism/Sikhism/Jainism
December 18-26*HanukkahJudaism
December 21 Winter SolsticeTraditions across the world
December 24Christmas EveChristian
December 25Christmas DayChristian
December 26-January 1KwanzaaInterfaith

*   Jewish and Islamic observances begin at sundown the evening before the date listed
** Holy days on which absence from work or school is common